Nose Cancer (Fibrosarcoma) in Dogs
Surgery may be used to remove the abnormal cells discovered. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy may also be effective at reducing the abnormal cell count.
Living and Management
If radiotherapy treatment is successful, dogs can live up to 36 months. However, dogs left untreated have a survival rate of less than five months.
There are side effects to both radiation and chemotherapy treatments, so it is important to make your dog as comfortable as possible while working with your veterinarian to reduce the impact of side effects.
Nasal fibrosarcomas that affect the brain are even more rare than nasal fibrosarcomas, but there have been documented cases of their occurrence. Unfortunately, if the nasal fibrosarcoma goes unnoticed or untreated, the abnormal cells can travel to the brain, and under these circumstances the prognosis is very poor.
There are currently no known preventative measures for fibrosarcoma.
The term for the nostrils and muscles in the upper and lower lips of an animal; may also be used to describe a type of tool used to keep an animal from biting
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
A cavity within a bone; may also indicate a flow or channel
Something that becomes worse or life threatening as it spreads
High blood pressure
Anything that looks different from what is considered to be normal and healthy for that species
The excessive production of tears
The amount of pressure applied by the blood on the arteries.
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